Chinese Authorities Sentence House Church Pastor Li Juncai to Five Years in Prison

Chinese Authorities Sentence House Church Pastor Li Juncai to Five Years in Prison

Xinxiang, Henan Province (ChinaAid) — Recently, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities sentenced Yuanyang County Central House Church Pastor Li Juncai to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 210,000 Chinese Yuan (32,423.42 USD). For objecting to the CCP’s forcible cross removal and refusing to change a church proclamation “Love God and […]

Christians in Indian Village Banned From Religious Services for Not Being ‘Christian by Birth’

Christians in Indian Village Banned From Religious Services for Not Being ‘Christian by Birth’

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) learned that police officials in India’s Karnataka state banned a community of Christians from gathering for worship services indefinitely. The officials justified this unconstitutional action by claiming that none of the approximately 50 Christians were Christian by birth and must have been coercively or fraudulently converted to […]

First Christian Arrested Under New ‘Unlawful Conversion’ Statute in Uttar Pradesh, India

First Christian Arrested Under New ‘Unlawful Conversion’ Statute in Uttar Pradesh, India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Korean Christian and three nationals of India are in jail in Uttar Pradesh state, accused of fraudulent conversion attempts while distributing food and other aid to people in need due to COVID-19 lockdown, sources said. Under a new “anti-conversion” law that went into effect in Uttar Pradesh state, India […]

Chinese Street Evangelist Detained on New Year’s Day

Chinese Street Evangelist Detained on New Year’s Day

China (International Christian Concern) – On Dec. 31, a Christian street evangelist in China’s Hunan province was again sentenced by the authorities to ten days in administrative detention for “disturbing public order.” Last August, Chen Wensheng, who is a member of the Xiaoqun Church in Hengyang, underwent the same punishment for “illegal evangelism.” Despite his […]

Christian Persecution Likely to Rise in India and China in 2021

Christian Persecution Likely to Rise in India and China in 2021

(Release International) — Christian persecution in 2021 is set to rise in India and China, forecasts Release International, which has just published its annual Persecution Trends survey. Release International supports persecuted Christians around the world. “Our partners tell us that attacks are on the rise under Communism in China, Islam in Iran and Malaysia, and under […]

Islamic State Terrorists Shoot to Death Five Kidnapped Men After Each Declares ‘I’m a Christian’

Islamic State Terrorists Shoot to Death Five Kidnapped Men After Each Declares ‘I’m a Christian’

JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Islamic extremist terrorists who kidnapped 11 Christians in northeast Nigeria on Dec. 25 have executed five of them, according to a video released by the Islamic State’s AMAQ News agency. The 49-second video, dated Dec. 29, shows five armed members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) lining up behind […]

Chinese Believers Stand Firm Even in Light of Persecution

Chinese Believers Stand Firm Even in Light of Persecution

China (Mission Network News) — Chinese believers continue to remain firm in their faith even amid persecution and tension between the U.S. and China. Believers in China have faced much. Tensions between the U.S. and China don’t look like they will thaw anytime soon. Persecution continues to increase, threatening Christians and those who follow other […]

24-Hour New Year’s Eve Prayer Event to Focus on Persecuted Church

24-Hour New Year’s Eve Prayer Event to Focus on Persecuted Church

(Voice of the Martyrs Korea) — Mosa, an Egyptian Christian, did not deny Christ as police electrocuted him, beat him unconscious, and knocked out his teeth. Today, Mosa lives a humble life with his wife and children. Still, he has health problems and thinks about how to provide for his children. He has asked VOM […]

Church Leaders Abducted Amid Renewed Violence in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Church Leaders Abducted Amid Renewed Violence in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Church leaders have been abducted as farming communities in Kaduna state are experiencing renewed violence and abductions by armed assailants of Fulani ethnicity. As international attention remains focused on events in north western Nigeria, following the release of over 300 abducted schoolboys in Katsina state, farming communities in Kaduna state are […]